Investment Real Estate and Investment Property in the Bahamas.

In terms of seeking investment real estate plus a quality life style, the islands of the Bahamas have lots to offer.
If you are seeking to invest in a luxury home, condo, land, commercial building, resort or even a private island, this island nation
really does take some beating. Having aways been popular with US visitors, the Bahamas have recently been made that little bit more
appealing to British buyers. With twice weekly flights direct from England getting here is easy, and relatively cheap.
The long term popularity and value of these islands are the snowy white and pink sands and crystal clear waters.
The Bahamas offer investors a chance to get their very own slice of beautiful, tropical island life.

Due to the generous tax breaks, such as no income or corporate tax, the Bahamas is often perceived as the rich man's playground.
However, it is not just the wealthy who should think of buying in the Bahamas, smaller properties can provide a delightful holiday home
combined with great investment. Traditionally rental properties are popular with American holidaymakers.

Here are a few examples of building lots and property currently on offer in the Bahamas today.

Stella Maris, Long Island, Bahamas.
Large 2.85 acre multifamily building lot.
This lot is located in prime location. Approx 200 yds from the Stella Maris Airport.
And around 10 minutes walk to the World famous Stella Maris Resort Club.
With westerly, Caribbean sea views.
Corner lot, flat surface, very easy to build on.
Electricity is right on location of lot.
Cost $195,000.

Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas.
Beautiful Ocean View Luxury Condo. Sandyport, Nassau.
This condo is located in the beautiful Sandyport Resort, only 5 minutes from Crystal Palace Casino and Cable Beach.
It has lovely ocean views from all the front windows.
Living Area, 1,256 sq ft
Built in 2001
2 bedrooms
2 1/2 bathrooms
Cost $495,000

Stella Maris, Long Island, Bahamas.
Large 3.1 acre multifamily building lot.
Situated close to the Stella Maris Resort, the Marina, the International Airport and fabulous beaches.
With westerly, Caribbean sea views.
Flat surface, easy to build on.
Lot Size, 3.116 acres
Utilities are 600 ft from the building lot.
Cost $195,000.

Long Island, Mangrove bush. Mangrove Bush, Deadman's Cay, Long Island, Bahamas.
The views from this home site are, quite simply, stunning.
Ocean front building lot. This lot has everything, hills, high elevation and stunning views of Atlantic Ocean.
Utilities. Nearby, on The Queen's Highway.
Paved road access, electric, water and phone are planned.
Cost $495,000.

Stella Maris, Long Island, Bahamas.
Ocean View Drive building Lot.
This lot is just minutes from some incredible, secluded beaches. Hotel, marina, tennis club, post office and airport are all close by.
A main Road Lot, some 20+ft above sea level.
Flat surface, easy to build on.
Right next to busy little vacation rental apartments. Lot Size, 11,700 sq ft, 90x130.
Utilities, Electricity, Telephone and Water on site.
Cost $45,000.

Stella Maris, Long Island, Bahamas.
High Elevation Lot With Spectacular Island And Ocean Views.
Elevation of around 200 ft, this site offers some spectacular island and ocean views.
Utilities in front of lot.
Cost $150,000.
Email for information about any of these properties here.

Building costs.
Construction costs vary widely depending on the location of the construction site, the design of the building,
the materials used and the finishes. Generally speaking, the Out Islands are much less expensive than either Nassau or Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Costs per square foot of a finished house can be as low as $65 for low cost housing to as high as $400 for a luxury home with the finest finishes.
The average cost of building a home of decent standard seems to be about $200 per square foot.

Building codes.
Very strict building codes apply throughout the entire Bahamas island chain. Hurricane proof requirements are very high indeed.
One example is the use of 2x8 foot beams (opposed to the standard American of 2x4s)
Here on the islands, building standards are much higher than in South Florida.
The majority of homes here are of concrete block or poured concrete construction and are built to meet the highest building codes in the Caribbean.
Inspectors will periodically check on the work of foundations, electricians, plumbers, everything.
One final thing about building in the Bahamas.
Remember to always chill out, sip a beer or two and relax.
This, after all, is the Bahamas, some things can, and without doubt will, take lots longer than you originally plan for, enjoy yourself.

Here are a few photos of our "back yard" does yours look like this?
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Helpful links to other Bahamas and Out Island sites.

General Caribbean and Bahamas site.
Lots and lots of useful information about the area, info on Nassau, the Out Islands, real estate, marinas, golfing and lifestyle
With links to lots of other Caribbean and Bahamian sites.

Bahamas land values.
Land values in the Bahamas.

Bahamas property lots for sale.
Lots, land and property available in the Bahamas.

Long Island Bahamas.
The new marina and golf development of Port St George.

Bahamas property prices.
Island wide guide to current property prices.

Golfing Bahamas.
Bahamian golf courses, lots of info here for both the golf pro and non golfers, marina developments, new resorts, boating, fishing links, sailing pages etc.

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